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OverDrive

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One OverDrive Way
Cleveland, Ohio 44125
United States
Phone: 216-573-6886
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Web site: https://company.overdrive.com/
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Library automation systems

OverDrive offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

A total of 0 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by OverDrive.


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Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

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Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (May 2012). OverDrive acquires Booki.sh

OverDrive announced in March 2012 that it had acquired the Australia-based company Booki.sh, a portfolio project of Inventive Labs, a small consulting and software development firm founded by Joseph Pearson and Virginia Murdoch. Following the acquisition of Booki.sh, the remaining consulting business will combine with Icelab, another Web consulting firm.



OverDrive News

Wednesday Apr 8, 2020

All 243 Press Releases from OverDrive

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February 25, 2020. OverDrive unveils Vision 2030 Blueprint for the Next Decade. As the nation’s public librarians gather for the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference in Nashville, OverDrive announced its “Vision 2030.” This multi-year initiative will build on the success librarians are experiencing using digital books and mobile apps to reach and provide access to all parts of the community including underserved segments to help bridge the digital divide. In the OverDrive Booth #823 at the PLA Conference, OverDrive will provide detail on Vision 2030 and the key components designed to target 100 million new readers. In addition, public librarians will present how their libraries are currently using digital books and OverDrive technologies to achieve these goals. <<more>>


February 20, 2020. OverDrive Hires Arnold as General Manager for K-12 Education Unit. OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the hiring of Angela Arnold as General Manager of OverDrive Education. Arnold brings decades of e-business development and go-to-market skills to drive adoption of its student reading solutions and digital content sales to schools and libraries. In this new role, she reports to OverDrive founder and CEO Steve Potash. <<more>>


January 31, 2020. LexisNexis launches new digital library experience in collaboration with OverDrive. LexisNexis Legal and Professional announced comprehensive updates to its LexisNexis Digital Library platform, which now has a completely redesigned interface and a number of beneficial new features that subscribers have been asking for. The LexisNexis Digital Library, a platform offering one of the largest collections of legal eBook publications, now includes a more personalized home page for individual users, better tools for managing notetaking and offline reading capabilities that are tailored to legal librarians and legal professionals. <<more>>


January 23, 2020. Record Number of Readers Turn to Public Libraries for Digital Books. As public libraries have continually innovated throughout the years with programming and services, they’re now competing for and winning online attention in the digital world. On the heels of record-breaking digital circulation and patron growth in 2019, public librarians enter 2020 with a series of effective programs to help readers discover and benefit from a great book. <<more>>


January 15, 2020. Record number of library systems achieve 1 million+ digital book checkouts in 2019. Rakuten OverDrive announced today that 73 public library systems from the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand each enabled readers to borrow over 1 million ebooks and audiobooks from their catalogs in 2019. This represents the most systems ever to reach this milestone led by Toronto Public Library serving over 6 million titles for the year. Contributing factors to these records include online marketing, award-winning reading apps, strong growth for audiobooks and a 27% increase in circulation of children’s and young adult digital book titles. <<more>>


January 8, 2020. Public Libraries Reach Record-High Ebook and Audiobook Usage in 2019. Due to their creative efforts in curation, managing multiple lending models and engaging patrons, librarians helped drive public library circulation of digital books to record highs in 2019. Libraries and schools around the world enabled their patrons and students to check out 326 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines in the past 12 months, a 20% increase over the previous year. Publishers and authors benefited from the library’s role as valued discovery channel which resulted in record library sales of digital titles across all genres for all audiences. This data was reported by Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for over 43,000 libraries and schools worldwide. <<more>>


December 24, 2019. KKR to acquire leading digital reading platform OverDrive. KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive, Inc., the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, from Rakuten USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. <<more>>


November 4, 2019. Libraries and schools worldwide join largest global digital book club with compelling tale of survival. CLEVELAND – November 4, 2019 – Public library patrons can join millions of readers worldwide in a riveting tale of survival during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From November 4–18, booklovers can borrow Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones’ powerful debut novel, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, from their public library as an ebook or audiobook with no waitlists or holds. Readers may join by visiting their local public library’s website or downloading the Libby app, borrowing with a valid library card and discussing online at https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/. Hundreds of schools around the world are also participating – students can read the digital book through their school’s website or Sora classroom reading app. <<more>>


October 16, 2019. Rakuten OverDrive supports UK public libraries through an important new all-party Parliamentary Group Report. In support of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries’ report, Public Libraries: The Case for Support, Rakuten OverDrive presented evidence in the House of Lords in Parliament on 15 October. This report calls for sustainable UK library funding by providing data and research on libraries’ positive impact on users, communities and the local economy. <<more>>


October 7, 2019. Public libraries across U.S. join American Library Association’s first Digital Book Club with gripping new ebook. Readers nationwide can now borrow and discuss the first ebook selection of the Libraries Transform Book Pick, a new digital reading program from the American Library Association and Rakuten OverDrive. From Oct. 7-21, 2019, book lovers across the U.S. can borrow an ebook copy of the inventive and riveting saga “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag at their public libraries without waitlists or holds. Readers will only need a library card and the award-winning Libby app to download and read the ebook, then discuss via social media. <<more>>